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This Day In Music, February 22nd

On this day in 1981: One Hit Wonder Joe Dolce was at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Shaddap You Face,’ famously keeping the legendary Ultravox song, Vienna, out of the U.K. #1 slot. ‘Shaddap You Face’ went to #1 in 11 countries with over 35 different foreign language cover versions, selling over 4 million copies. In the U.S. it would peak at #53 on the Billboard Hot 100.

On this day in 1986: MTV dedicated a full 22 hour broadcast to The Monkees, showing all 45 episodes of the original The Monkees TV series.

On this day in 1987: Andy Warhol, pop artist and producer, died after a gall bladder operation. The founder of the Pop Art movement, produced and managed the Velvet Underground, designed the 1967 Velvet Underground And Nico ‘peeled banana’ album cover and The Rolling Stones’ ‘Sticky Fingers’ album cover.

On this day in 1989: A category for Heavy Metal was included at the Grammy Awards for the first time. Metallica performed on stage, but the award went to Jethro Tull. Many audience members booed. Meanwhile, Bobby McFerrin won Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’, Tracy Chapman was named Best New Artist and Tina Turner won Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for ‘Tina Live in Europe’.

Here’s a look at the Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart on this day back in 1989:

1 1 STRAIGHT UP –•– Paula Abdul – 12 (1)
2 3 WILD THING –•– Tone Loc – 12 (2)
3 4 BORN TO BE MY BABY –•– Bon Jovi – 13 (3)
4 12 LOST IN YOUR EYES –•– Debbie Gibson – 5 (4)
5 7 THE LOVER IN ME –•– Sheena Easton – 16 (5)
6 2 WHEN I’M WITH YOU –•– Sheriff – 20 (1)
7 9 SHE WANTS TO DANCE WITH ME –•– Rick Astley – 10 (7)
8 11 WHAT I AM –•– Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians – 13 (8)
9 10 WALKING AWAY –•– Information Society – 13 (9)
10 15 YOU GOT IT (THE RIGHT STUFF) –•– New Kids On The Block – 14 (10)

11 16 SURRENDER TO ME –•– Ann Wilson & Robin Zander – 9 (11)
12 8 I WANNA HAVE SOME FUN –•– Samantha Fox – 15 (8)
13 5 WHEN THE CHILDREN CRY –•– White Lion – 16 (3)
14 14 ANGEL OF HARLEM –•– U2 – 10 (14)
15 17 DIAL MY HEART –•– The Boys – 11 (15)
16 21 THE LIVING YEARS –•– Mike & The Mechanics – 7 (16)
17 23 RONI –•– Bobby Brown – 7 (17)
18 20 A LITTLE RESPECT –•– Erasure – 11 (18)
19 25 PARADISE CITY –•– Guns N’ Roses – 6 (19)
20 6 ALL THIS TIME –•– Tiffany – 16 (6)

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